That Championship Season Broadway Schedule
One of the most exciting plays to hot Broadway for 2011 is That Championship Season! The play was written by Jason Miller in 1972 and went onto receiving great recognitions. A true-to-life coming of age story which focuses on revisiting the past and trying to make sense of the present. Praised by critics for its dialogue, humor and characters the play went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in it's off-Broadway production. In 1973 That Championship Season was transferred to Broadway's Booth Theatre where it continued to receive great receptions running for 844 performances. Mr. Miller's work went on to win the New York Drama Critics' Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony Award for Best Play for the year. Miller would go on further to write and direct a film adaptation which was released in 1982. The 2011 Broadway revival is directed by Gregory Mosher and opening on March 6, 2011 at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre.
Jason Miller was born ion April 22, 1939 in Long Island City, Queens. His family soon moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, which is the setting for That Championship Season. He is credited as an American Playwright and actor. He attended The Catholic University of America in Washington. D.C. Miller taught Drama and English at the University. He was instantly thrown into the spotlight with his Pulitzer Prize winning work. Later in that same year he was cast in the popular 1973 horror film "The Exorcist." His role as the disturbed priest in the film gave him mainstream notoriety as well as the nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued an acting career but preferred working within the regional theater. Movie credits include The Dain Curse (1978), The Ninth Configuration (1980), Toy Soldiers (1984), The Exorcist III (1990) and Rudy (1993). In 1998 he took his one-man play Barrymore's Ghost on the road. The stage show ended its tour with a four month off-Broadway run. In 2000 Miller returned to work on a new production of "Barrymore's Ghost." The production gained huge success and reception under the direction by Michael Leland at Theatre Double main stage in Philadelphia.The Revival
The revival of That Championship Season has been getting praise since its earliest previews. The latest production includes a talent cast with Kiefer Sutherland making his Broadway debut as James Daley. The revival will also star Brian Cox as Coach, Jim Gaffigan as George Sikowski, Chris Noth as Phil Romano, Jason Patric as Tom Daley. With its highly anticipated opening scheduled for March 6, 2011 previews have been running at the "Jacobs" since February 9. The production is set for a limited run ending performances on May 29. The revival of That Championship Season has quickly grabbed the attention of New York's main critics. Being hailed as one of the impressive plays on Broadway in recent years and sure to be in the running for the Tony Award for Best Play. For those looking to catch a Broadway play at its best it would be difficult to find fault with That Championship Season!
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